Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is trending not only in India but throughout the world. Deepika-Ranveer starrer has earned more than Rs. 120 crore at Indian box office and is now among the highest grossing movies in the world. Made with a total budget of Rs. 180 crore, movie Padmaavat shows grand canvas and frames on the screens.
Not only the director but even lead roles – Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone deserve a round of applause for their transformation.
Just a day ago, Deepika Padukone said in an interview that the Jauhar scene was the most difficult scene while shooting. The shooting was done for many days and the Jauhar scene was completed in one take.
Not only Deepika Padukone, but Ranveer Singh’s transformation into Allaudin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor’s transformation into Raja Ratan Singh has gained a lot of appreciation.
Ranveer Singh played the role of a barbaric invader and we all loved him in this role very much! Ranveer Singh had locked himself for 21 days in a room to ace the role of a cruel and badass Muslim King, Allaudin Khilji.
Remembering the days of the shoot, Singh once said that he was physically moving but was actually breaking from inside. He could feel no muscles in the body.
My brain had turned into mush, my body had turned into pulp, I had no feeling in my muscles. I kept pushing but physically, I was breaking. But when you have your back against the wall, you need to keep digging deeper. I try to be as honest to my craft as I can possibly be. The dark person that Khilji was, I had to become that from the inside. I had to feel all those things and that can be unhealthy.”
Shahid Kapoor’s role too was great! He had to get into the skin of a righteous warrior and he rightly did so! In case, you are wondering what sort of transformation the actors had to undergo, you need to have a look at these pictures.
Talking about his role in Padmaavat, Shahid wrote,
“When I said yes to Padmaavat, I felt like an underdog for the first time because I knew that out of the three roles, mine – though it was a good part – was the least author-backed. I remember when I met Sanjay sir, he told me, ‘Shahid, I can’t do this film if you say no to it because I need all the three characters to be of a certain type. If you don’t do this, I don’t know how I will make this film because I need the love story to work and I need a hero in the film as I have a very strong anti-hero.’ I told him, ‘sir, I am at a certain stage in my career, so, do you feel I should do this film?’ He said, ‘I wouldn’t have come to you had I not believed (that you should do this film)’. I instantly said yes, and didn’t even hear the script.”
Well, these pictures of actor’s painful transformation is a proof of their hardwork!